SALT LAKE CITY вЂ“ The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received no bonus bids for 33,154.960 acres at the quarterly oil and gas lease sale conducted by the BLM Utah State Office in Salt Lake City.
The BLM sold none of the 19 offered parcels; there were no bids.
All leases are issued with conditions on oil and gas activities to protect the environment; these can include limits on when drilling can occur or restrictions on surface occupancy.В Once an operator proposes exploration or development on a BLM-issued lease, further environmental analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act is conducted to determine the site-specific need for various types of impact-limiting or mitigation measures.В In addition, many operators routinely use Best Management Practices, such as remote monitoring of producing wells, to minimize surface impact.
Additional information regarding competitive sale lists, detailed results of oil and gas lease sales, or the leasing process is available by writing the Bureau of Land Management, 440 West 200 South, Ste. 500, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101, or online atВ Utah BLMвЂ™s Oil and Gas Sales webpage.